Beta-rhizobia from Mimosa pigra, a newly discovered invasive plant in Taiwan.

  title={Beta-rhizobia from Mimosa pigra, a newly discovered invasive plant in Taiwan.},
  author={W M Chen and Euan Kevin James and Jui-Hsing Chou and S M Sheu and Sheng-Zehn Yang and Janet I. Sprent},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={168 3},
A total of 191 rhizobial isolates from the root nodules of three geographically separate populations of the invasive plant Mimosa pigra in Taiwan were examined using amplified rDNA restriction analysis, 16S rDNA sequences, protein profiles and ELISA. Of these, 96% were identified as Burkholderia and 4% as Cupriavidus taiwanensis. The symbiosis-essential genes nodA and nifH were present in two strains of Burkholderia (PAS44 and PTK47), and in one of C. taiwanensis (PAS15). All three could… CONTINUE READING
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